aspirin in a regular basis after being diagnosed
with colon cancer has been found to reduce
improve the chances of surviving the disease,
Harvard researchers have found.
It has been
suggested that regular use of aspirin can
reduce the chances of developing colorectal
cancer but now it has also been found that
it reduces mortality in those who do have
dose aspirin is often used to prevent heart
attacks in people who have already had one
or who are at high risk of having their
first. It is also used after some forms
of stroke and there is growing evidence
of its use to prevent dementia and some
Scientists at Massachuettes General Hospital
and Harvard Medical School in Boston studied
1,279 men and women with colorectal cancer
at various stages.
Chan, writing in the Journal of the American
Medical Association said that aspirin
is likely to help prevent colorectal cancer
because it blocks the COX-2 enzyme which
encourages inflammation and cells to multiply.
The enzyme is produced in large
quantities in many colorectal cancers.